Shawn Bosco Fernandes (born January 12, 1983) better known by his stage name Shawn Desman, is a Canadian Pop/R&B singer of Portuguese and Italian descent. He is signed to Universal Music Canada. His younger brother Danny Fernandes is also a well known performer in Canada.
In 1998, Shawn Fernandes was in the Boomtang Boys video for their song “Squeezetoy” as a dancer. He had a few recordings in English and Portuguese under his real name Shawn Fernandes before adopting the name Desman. According to his own account, he adopted the name Desman because in his youth his friends referred to him as “Dez, man” – thus creating his artistic pseudonym Desman.
His self-titled breakthrough album in 2002 featured three top ten singles (“Shook”, “Spread My Wings” and “Get Ready”) on the Canadian charts. The album went on to achieve platinum certification in Canada. The single, “Spread My Wings”, is a cover of the unreleased male group, Vega, featuring Chilli of TLC. His follow up album, Back for More (2005), with more sexual lyrics, reached #50 on the Canadian airplay charts. His first single from that album, “Let’s Go”, reached #6 on the MuchMusic Countdown. “Let’s Go” was also featured on YTV’s Hit List.
Desman has also done a remix of “Movie Star”, from the album Reloaded, with the Rascalz. He is currently signed with Sony BMG Music (Canada). Desman is also known for sporting the “sidehawk” hair style, a sort of diagonal mohawk. “Spread My Wings” was a featured song in the movie Kangaroo Jack. Desman was also spotted in the movie Honey alongside Jessica Alba, performing his song “Sexy”. Shawn was also in the movie How She Move (2008) in the role of Trey. Shawn won two trophies at the 2003 Urban Music Awards (Urban X-Posure 5). He is working with Christopher Stewart, Scott Storch, The Clutch, Stargate and Random on a new album.
In August 2009, UOMO Media Inc., a multi-channel entertainment company, announced signing of Shawn Desman to a deal which encompasses future music and music-related businesses, including albums, touring, merchandising, television/film projects, and sponsorship agreements. The deal also includes the acquisition of Shawn Desman’s entire publishing catalogue of songs including his three top tens hit “Shook”, “Get Ready” and “Let’s Go”. Desman is currently putting the final touches on his third studio album. Also in 2009, Desman was a producer in The Next Star, working with Brock Zanrosso. They created a song called “One More First Chance”.
The first single “Shiver” was released onto iTunes on February 23, 2010. It has since reached #18 on the Canadian Hot 100. Shawn tweeted on his official Twitter page that his upcoming album Fresh is due out in early June 2010. Later on May 28, Shawn tweeted that he had just finished mastering his second single, entitled “Night Like This”. Since then the single was released and has peaked at #40 on the Canadian Hot 100. His third studio album Fresh is coming out on August 3 in Canada and August 10 in US.
First Single Shiver from album Fresh, you may go to http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/fresh/id383788718 to download songs from fresh, such as Shiver.
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